It’s no surprise the use and need for inside sales has skyrocketed thanks to technology and the innovative ways salespeople are maximizing their potential. But how do you keep your leads in order? How do you close the sale on new prospects? What is the secret to juggling your leads without dropping the ball? Entrepreneur … Continue reading How to Juggle Your Leads without Dropping the Ball
It’s exciting to identify a hot lead, but it’s also a process that requires a great deal of preparation, investment, and effort before you can consider the deal closed. Think about your favorite athletes crossing the finish line during the Olympics this summer. They didn’t merely wake up one day and enter the contest. Every … Continue reading How to Get Your Leads Across the Finish Line
Many in the insurance industry have anticipated a reduction in Medicare Advantage enrollments due to the reduction in payments to Medicare Advantage plans as enacted by the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA). Those concerns appear to be unfounded when you check out the latest data reported by the Kaiser Family Foundation this past June: … Continue reading Insurance Sales Tips for Open Enrollment
Do you have any Slippin’ Jimmys on your sales team? I admit it: I’m a fan of many AMC originals, and I am going to miss Better Call Saul tonight since the season finale aired last week. Last year I blogged about Mad Men’s Don Draper and the sales lessons he provides. Today I want … Continue reading Sales Lessons from Better Call Saul
Use this Time to Prep for a Great 2015! We are heading into that time of year where things can start to really slow down in the world of B2B sales. After all, most people are focused on what they will buy during all those holiday retail sales – not what they need to buy … Continue reading B2B Sales Lull During the Holidays?
What do your sales teams want for the holidays this year? Peruse our handy shopping list to help you select something they really want! Peace on Earth . . . Or at least in the office. Calm the age-old rivalry between your sales teams and your marketing group. Marketing automation and CRM aren’t cure-alls or … Continue reading The Ultimate Holiday Gift List Guide for Sales Teams
As the Open Enrollment period quickly approaches, it’s the perfect time to ensure you are prepared to make the most of all those sales opportunities that await you and your insurance industry competition. Selling insurance during Open Enrollment can be lucrative, but it’s also pretty tough if you aren’t prepared. I even found a thread … Continue reading Open Enrollment is Drawing Near: Are You Ready To Sell Insurance?
You may recall David’s blog last year on the anniversary of the patent of the telephone. It’s March 7, so it’s time to celebrate this great sales enablement tool again. This year we’ve assembled a list of links – tips for cold calling, history of the telephone, and other fun facts! Enjoy — while you’re … Continue reading Celebrating the Greatest Sales Enablement Tool – the Telephone
I just wanted to give a quick shout-out to the anniversary of an important day for all of us who work in the inside sales space. On this day 137 years ago the US Patent Office granted a patent to cover “the method of, and apparatus for, transmitting vocal or other sounds telegraphically ….” Although … Continue reading The Greatest Sales Enabler Ever?